Friday, February 03, 2006

EUREKA! Proxy Detection Thanks to Idiots

Thanks to some sloppy work by some rank amateurs running proxy servers they pointed out a flaw that many anonymous proxy servers share that are now allowing me to automatically detect proxy usage and block the damn things in real-time.

Of course this doesn't work on all proxy servers but it caught 10 of them just today.

I should've spotted this happening weeks ago but at the time I came up with a different hypothesis for the data that presented itself which today, with additional clues, makes it obvious many of these hits are via proxy servers.

Wow, it's amazing how such simple revelations can rock your world so easily.

This is cool - blog ya later as I need to work on proxy busting now ;)

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